About Christmas Activities for Kids

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Christmas activities for kids should be geared toward their age group, as activities for 5-year-old children should be simple, quick and attention-grabbing, while crafts for 10-year-old children can be more involved. Keep kids occupied during the holidays with helpful tips from a professional caterer and event coordinator in this free video on Christmas crafts.

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Hi, today I'm going to talk about Christmas activities for kids. You can always do lots of different things, but you want to think about the age group that you're going to be working with. You know, a five year olds not going to be able to do the same things that an eight or a ten year old will be and it's not going to hold their attention in the same way. But you can take the same activity, especially if you have a couple of kids working together at different ages so that they can all work on the same activity but you can gear it towards the different children. Like if it's a younger child, you can pre-make something like if you have, you know, an older child you can let them glue something together themselves and a younger child, it's already ready for them to go and they can just decorate the outside. A lot of cutting, you can pre-make things before hand for younger kids and for older kids, you can let them do it themselves. Give them a little room to be more creative. Older kids are going to be able to sit still longer and hold their attention longer, so you can plan longer activities, whereas a younger children, they're going to want it to be quick. They're going to want to see results quickly and they'll want to be able to leave with something ready to go. Here's a good example. We have a Christmas wreath made with puzzle pieces. For a younger child, like five to seven, you want to pre-cut this out and this is what the puzzle pieces are going to be going on. And you'll probably want to take some of the puzzle pieces and go ahead and paint them different colors for the kids to use as accents and you can even get some bows already made for them, that way they just have to put it together. They just have to glue the puzzle pieces on and glue on any bows or accessories, whereas older kids, you can let them cut out their wreath themselves so that they can make it as big or as small, you know, let them choose that, and you can even let them paint their own puzzle pieces and arrange them however they want so that they can get a lot more detailed, make it more their own. So that's an easy way to make one craft, easy for two different age groups. Thank you, and enjoy!

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